Archive for the Grunge Category
Recorded live during their 2016 European tour at shows in Germany, Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Norway, and Slovenia LiE is the first unlimited-edition, non-bootleg live Mudhoney album to date. 2018 marks Mudhoney’s 30th anniversary, and this release is a fitting start to a year that will also see the release of a new Mudhoney full-length. […]
It was early 2008, The Wedding Present had recently finished a twentieth anniversary tour for George Best and, having played the entire album dozens of times, it was fresh under their fingers. So after they had wrapped up recording the El Rey album, David suggested they record a ‘live’ version […]
Counting their early years in the scuzz-rock band Spinout, whose sole self-titled release came out in 1991 on Delicious Vinyl, guitarist Mark Lightcap, bassist Richie Lee, and drummer Steve Hadley played together for a total of 15 years. They disbanded in July 2001, when Lee committed suicide in the garage […]
Scraps at Midnight, Mark Lanegan’s third solo album, could be considered the final installment of a trilogy of albums featuring Lanegan’s interpretation of American roots music accompanied by his troubling lyrics of loss, sin, and redemption.
One of America’s great modern day vocalists and songwriters, Mark Lanegan is a man whose career has been defined by an unwillingness to sit still. In addition to his time in the Screaming Trees and a fruitful solo career the Pacific-Northwest icon has worked with Queens of the Stone Age, […]
On Lanegan’s fifth and final solo album for Sub Pop, Field Songs, he seems to have taken the best elements from his previous work to create one of the most fulfilled, and fulfilling, albums of his career; Field Songs also includes “Kimiko’s Dream House,” which Mark co-wrote with Jeffrey Lee […]
Double vinyl LP pressing housed in a foiled stamped gatefold sleeve. This remixed and expanded reissue of Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK is a long-planned “correction” of the legendary band’s Grammy®-nominated debut full-length. The album was originally recorded and released in 1988 on SST Records. While the band enjoyed working with the […]
Seattle’s finest band had us waiting a long time for this dirge pop masterpiece. We won’t go into too much flower with the description, just know that this is honest music from the heart. A perfectly crafted trip. And seriously, “IAN” might be the best song of the decade. 800 […]
Soup is the second studio album by rock band Blind Melon, released on August 15, 1995, eight weeks before vocalist Shannon Hoon’s fatal drug overdose, making it his final album with the band. Thematically, the album is much darker than the band’s debut. “2 X 4” is about Hoon’s experience […]
Considered by many to be their “magnum opus”, Live Through This, Hole’s second studio album following Pretty On the Inside, was met with much critical acclaim. Critics praised Love’s crooning as she sings of life’s pressures, and her own personal challenges. Many of her lyrics cover deeply rooted emotions, spanning […]
Daddy Has a Tail is the second Cows album overall and their first album on Amphetamine Reptile Records. Originally released in 1989, this album erased the lines between punk, noise and grunge and threw them all in a blender. Reissued on yellow wax!
Two full years after the dazzling acid-dredged, sonic song mash-up that was Blue Cathedral, Comets on Fire return, all members intact — despite many solo projects in the intervening years — with Avatar. There are distinct nods to the distant West Coast past on Avatar and yeah, it is a […]
Various Artists “Root Hog Or Die 100 Years, 100 Songs – An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute” (Mississippi)
Mississippi/Change Records is proud to present a 6 LP box set featuring 100 of Alan Lomax’s finest field recordings. Previously unreleased tracks by Bob Dylan, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Southern Drum and Fife Corps, Bill Broonzy, Rosa Lee Hill, Dennis McGee, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Bukka White, Vera Ward Hall, The […]
The blunt, chaotic sound of Sonic Youth’s visionary but difficult early work had begun to give way to a more coherent and song-oriented attack on 1986’s EVOL, and with 1987’s Sister, Sonic Youth revealed that they were a great rock band as well as a great art band. From the […]